See depictions of pigs created by Chinese artists within the last 2,000 years including a sixth-century pottery figure of a stout pig in recumbent position and two sets of Chinese zodiac animals, which illustrate both the universal appeal of pigs as a symbol of wealth and the integral role that they played in human life.
* Inside the museum, the American Wing Cafe has soups, salads, sandwiches and a gorgeous view of Central Park. 'the cafeteria' in the basement is less scenic but has more selection - pasta, sushi, hot entrees, a frozen yogurt sundae bar and kids' meals that come in cardboard taxis. The Roof Garden has some snacks (and you can bring your own and nosh with a view). Or head to Shake Shack (86th between Lexington & Third) or the chill Pizza Beach (81st & Third). Pick up one of the city's best black-and-white cookies at William Greenberg (1100 Madison between 82nd & 83rd).
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All Events This Week | Public Art & Pop-ups
- Relative Values: The Cost of Art in the Northern Renaissance Thursday, October 25–Sunday, June 23 10:00 am–5:30 pm
- Celebrating the Year of the Pig Tuesday, February 5–Sunday, July 28 9:30 am–5:30 pm
- Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock and Roll Monday, April 8–Tuesday, October 1 10:00 am–6:00 pm
- The Met Roof Garden: Alicja Kwade’s ParaPivot Tuesday, April 23–Sunday, October 27 10:00 am–6:00 pm
- Watson Adventures: Whodunit at The Met Family Scavenger Hunt Thursday, April 25–Saturday, June 1 10:30 am–12:00 pm
- Start with Art at the Met/Art Trek Saturday, April 27 11:00 am–12:00 pm
- Discoveries—Treasure and Trade Sunday, April 28 11:00 am–12:30 pm
- Metropolitan Museum Of Art Storytime Sunday, April 28 2:00 pm–2:30 pm
- Metropolitan Museum Of Art Storytime Tuesday, April 30 3:00 pm–3:30 pm
- Metropolitan Museum Of Art Storytime Wednesday, May 1 3:00 pm–3:30 pm